West Greene hires new head coach Beau Jackson
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Ethan Spozarski | January 28, 2023
Coming off of a 2-8 season the West Greene Pioneers are looking to rebuild and that starts with their new head coach Beau Jackson.
The 25 year-old has been the team’s defensive coordinator for the past two seasons, along with being the junior high head coach in 2019.
“Junior high was a good experience, it helped to create good relationships with the kids and had a great season as well,” Jackson said.
Jackson himself was born and raised in Greene county. Brian and Crystal Jackson both attended West Greene High School and Brian attended Waynesburg University.
“My dad ended up becoming a teacher at West Greene for a little bit of time while also becoming the head coach as well,” Jackson said. “He now is the superintendent,” he said.
Beau Jackson himself after graduation attended Waynesburg University.
“When I came I was undecided, but I knew I wanted to do something with education,” he said. “Something about just being around kids made me happy, but I also wanted to do something with communications as well.”
Following Waynesburg Jackson went back home to West Greene. One of many reasons Beau Jackson remains excited and hopeful for this season are the players.
“The boys who were in seventh and eighth grade that year are now juniors and seniors in high school now so we have all worked together,” he said.
Beau Jackson has spent a good amount of time under Former head coach Brian Hanson, he continued to talk about the impact he has had on him not only as a coach but a person.
“I loved being under Brian,” he said. “In 2019 I was not ready to be a head coach, but Brain really humbled me, helped me and put me under his wing.”
Beau Jackson up to this point has so many idols and role models in his life of which he is grateful for.
“The one that hits home for me has to be my father,” Jackson said. “He was a former teacher, but whether it was inside or outside the classroom and on or off the field he was always there for me on top of the love we have for this sport.”
However, for Jackson he continues to have excellent guidance through this new chapter in his life.
“The head coach for basketball Jim Romanus is a great mentor to me,” Jackson added. “He has been coaching basketball as long as I have been coaching football and there is not two weeks that go by without us talking to each other.” “Something else he does that I love is he cares about the student before the athlete,” Jackson added.
The Pioneers last season despite the struggling record, there were some positives to them as well.
Colin Brady, who is becoming a senior this upcoming season, rushed for 1,897 yards and a total of 2,132 yards last season. That averages out to 237 yards per game and had 27 total touchdowns.
The Pioneers also had 4 100+ yard receivers, however the average just over 80 passing yards per game.
Lane Allison, the sophomore now junior quarterback, last season only threw for 580 yards on 80 attempts. He completed 43% of his passes and threw for six touchdowns and five interceptions.
Jackson is set to have his work cut out for him this upcoming 2023 season, however he is ready and excited to get started.
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